Youth shot dead in vavuniya

[TamilNet, Friday, 14 May 2004, 00:01 GMT]
Mr. Kalimuthu Santhakumar, 28, in Marambaikulam, Vavuniya, was shot dead on Thursday night at 9:30 p.m. by a group of unidentified men. The attackers escaped after stabbing another villager, Sabaratnam Jayanthan (24), who went out to check after hearing the gunshot, police said.

Jayanthan is admitted to the Vavuniya hospital with serious wounds and is recovering, hospital sources said.

According to the initial investigations of the police, there were five attackers in the group who came in a three-wheeler and a motorbike.

The Police are continuing investigations and are trying to apprehend suspects, security sources said.

Police said that the dead man was a former member of a militant organization.

 

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